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Best Load for Your Buck

Postby Bull Can » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:36 pm

Well, what is it? And don't tell me black cloud I'm not paying $20 a box... Talking about shooting decoying honkers and mallards mainly. I can't seem to find what I really like to shoot besides fiocchi steelmax which is sold out up here..
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby BBK » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:41 pm

speed-shok 3" 1 1/4 #1. Kill em both with the same load.
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby dsm16428 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:00 pm

BBK wrote:speed-shok 3" 1 1/4 #1. Kill em both with the same load.


This! :thumbsup:
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby Yuchi1 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:06 pm

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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby Yuchi1 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:08 pm

Or, these if you like more zip to 'em:

http://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/fede ... -2710.html
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby rainingmallards » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:12 pm

I am going to use Hevimetal shells
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby Yuchi1 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:20 pm

rainingmallards wrote:I am going to use Hevimetal shells


Good for you... :rolleyes: ...however, the OP said he wasn't about to pay $20+/box for the ammo.

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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby greenster » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:17 pm

Here's a local ad. Good all the time.

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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby John Duck » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:24 pm

Any brand load that has a least 1 1/4 ounces of shot. This is the price point to shop for. It does not need to be real fast, just the most shot for the money. I have come to the conclusion that smaller shot is better so that you can get as much shot in the air as possible. This is why Blind Side brags about how much shot they can "stack" in a hull. But is it not necessary to buy that as Estate makes a 1 3/8 load in 3 inch that is reasonable. The 3 inch market is the most competitive and you don't need the loud boom of 3 1/2. Don't buy the Kent BS on speed so that they can sell fast small loads of shot and make more money per hull.
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby Bull Can » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:12 pm

I usually shoot speed-shok and x-pert exclusively but recently I've noticed that speed-shok is a dirty load. My barrel has a lot of unburned shot. I do like x-perts though they seem to be reasonable. What were you saying about kents? I've never tried em but know a ton of people that do.
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby BBK » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:33 pm

Bull Can wrote:I usually shoot speed-shok and x-pert exclusively but recently I've noticed that speed-shok is a dirty load. My barrel has a lot of unburned shot. I do like x-perts though they seem to be reasonable. What were you saying about kents? I've never tried em but know a ton of people that do.


He was trying to say that kents are fast (FASTeel) and that fast is a gimmick. Kents are no faster than any other load, maybe 25fps max on some of them and they are one HELL of a good load!
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby hawglips » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:46 am

With ammo you get what you pay for most of the time.
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby z51 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:45 am

greenster wrote:Here's a local ad. Good all the time.

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They also sell Speed Shok everyday for $99.90 a case. :beer:
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby 3200 man » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:23 am

If the loads are that cheap , the factories have got to take away something in them ( shot or powder ) ? Shooting a good
quality shell will give you consistency in speed and payload to keep you on target each and every time !

Shoot the shot size for the Bird size / distance you are hunting and you'll have more success / money saved .
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby z51 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:43 am

Absolutely not so. This dealer is 15 miles from the Remington plant in Lonoke, Ar and sells in huge volumne. Look at the 3 1/2" Nitro Steel prices. These kind of prices are why I quit reloading steel.
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby 3200 man » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:12 pm

I can load a better 1 1/4 oz load in a soft shooting shell than those cheapies ! And I know , within 15 fps how well they'll do !

Marketing has hooked alot of Fish !

GOOD QUALITY has a price and success is shooting less shells to get a limit of birds dead in the air !
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby z51 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:40 pm

I hate to break it to you but Nitro Steel is one of the very best loads available. No way can you beat it in your little home lab. :lol3:
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby Quack Wacker NC » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:58 pm

greenster wrote:Here's a local ad. Good all the time.

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I know they shut down there online store do u know if they will ship if I call them?
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby John Duck » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:19 pm

Can anyone beat an Estate 3 inch 1 3/8 load? Check the price in your area if they have it. A lot of shot at good speed for the buck!
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby delaware waterfowl » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:09 pm

i use kent 3 inch 1 1/4 oz #3. not too much more than your cheapest loads and better quality control. no dud rounds and pattern great with round pellets. after cutting open alot of super X shells i got tired of seeing egg shapped pellets..
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby baltz526 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:49 pm

Best bang for my $. Free or $0.01 federal top gun hull, fed209a or cheaper, LBC43, some steel powder (books vary), 114 #1 steel or 1 1/8oz of #3. About as cheap as you can get and still preform well.
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby John Duck » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:06 pm

delaware waterfowl wrote:i use kent 3 inch 1 1/4 oz #3. not too much more than your cheapest loads and better quality control. no dud rounds and pattern great with round pellets. after cutting open alot of super X shells i got tired of seeing egg shapped pellets..

I like to see as many as possible! Does the same job as Black Cloud or Blind Side.
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby z51 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:00 pm

Quack Wacker NC wrote:
greenster wrote:Here's a local ad. Good all the time.

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I know they shut down there online store do u know if they will ship if I call them?


I don't know, call them and see.
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby mudpack » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:04 am

Best for the money, without a doubt, is Remington Sportsman.
Inexpensive. Perfectly round shot. Waterproofed. Consistent. Reliable (I've shot about 1700 of them, so far, and none have failed to fire). I can't ask for more.
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Re: Best Load for Your Buck

Postby Yuchi1 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:44 am

mudpack wrote:Best for the money, without a doubt, is Remington Sportsman.
Inexpensive. Perfectly round shot. Waterproofed. Consistent. Reliable (I've shot about 1700 of them, so far, and none have failed to fire). I can't ask for more.


Several seasons ago, I patterned some 3 1/2" Remington Sportsman (BB's) along with Federal's Premium and Kent Fasteel loads in the same loading.

The Sportsman loads were on a par with those loads as far as pattern quality.
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